The Cavaliers’ plane made a safe landing in snowy Portland early Wednesday, rather than potentially rerouting to Seattle because of a winter storm that had closed the airport. The Cavs and Portland Trail Blazers are scheduled to play tonight at 10:30 eastern at Portland’s Moda Center. There’s no immediate word on the status of the game. Areas of Portland saw at least eight inches of snow, and the region is not prepared for snow removal like, say, Cleveland and the state of Ohio.
Plans were hatched for the two teams to fly out of Salt Lake City, Utah, and L.A., respectively, and if they couldn’t land at Portland International Airport then re-route to Seattle, about a three-hour bus ride away. A Cavs spokesman sent word shortly after 2 a.m. on the west coast that the team had landed in Portland. Channing Frye’s Instagram account shows a picture of the snowy roads near 3 a.m.